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Emily Explains: Getting Started With Chock

In the summertime, I love having a simple shawl at hand in case I need to cover up from the sun or a cool breeze. Chock, a beautiful lace pattern from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, knit in Maya is a perfect choice. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter’s Style

Angie aka silver bell on Ravelry knit Chock from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, and she styled it perfectly: a good pair of jeans, a classic button down and the cutest loafers!

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Emily Explains: Naturally Dyeing with Red Onions

I fell in love with dyeing fabrics and yarns in college. White yarns and fabrics are blank canvases with endless possibilities. Read more

Emily Explains: A Sewn Bind Off

Choosing a bind-off technique for your knitting project can be a difficult decision. There are so many options! I’m almost done knitting a shrug in Berroco Maya, and after the countless hours of work I’ve put into it, I need a bind off that is both flexible and elastic.   Read more

Emily Explains: A Little Trick For Picking Up Stitches

I have always liked garments with seams. I understand seamed garments. My mind visualizes in flat patterns, that can be put together to create a new form. However, I’m slowly learning seamless knitting techniques, which means little to no finishing! In my opinion that is pretty awesome, except for one small detail…picking up the stitches. Read more

Emily Explains: Staying Cool With Your Summer Knitting

Even with the temperature rising, I’m determined to keep knitting. Luckily, New England summers involve beautiful sunny days and breezy nights, so I get to knit and wear my knitting, too! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya - two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they’re a great match. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

Yarn substitution is always a gamble. There is a reason that the yarn was paired to the pattern by the designer and the pattern reflects the characteristics of that yarn. Choosing an different yarn is entering at your own risk – if it doesn’t work out you’re sort of sunk. Nothing’s worse than a mismatched project and yarn. But if you can find the right alternative yarn, you’ll have a fabulous FO that you’ll love and cherish. Read more

Emily Explains: Dyssodia Pattern Stitch

Dyssodia, an oversized pullover from booklet booklet #340 Maya Vol. 2,  is a great first time lace garment. The pattern stitch is super easy, using yarn-overs to form eyelets and dropped wraps to create elongated stitches. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knit for Yourself!

The rush of the gift-giving season has subsided and the cold of winter is setting in. This is about the time I dream of knitting for myself.  I’m hoping to have more free time to snuggle up on the couch with a cat or two, get an old movie playing and knit. Read more

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